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The aging in place concept promotes quality of life for a frail elder

By Micha Shalev The phrase “home is where the heart is” captures the sentiments of many older adults when it comes to making choices about...

Navigating the different levels of long term care

By Micha Shalev Nearly half of all Americans will need long term care at some point. One in five over the age of 50 is...

Don’t wait for a crisis to decide on late life housing

By Marianne Delorey Lou and Bob lived in their home for 60 years. They had aged, but they compensated. Where Lou was forgetful, Bob could...

When Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Nursing Services?

By Sheila Blair Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have become more and more sophisticated over the years, offering more complex medical services to a much broader...

Bathtub designs remain the same, but there are differences

By Jim Doherty 1. What is the most dangerous room in the house? The bathroom — especially for the elderly, who are restricted with limited reach...

Tips for caregivers and seniors on safety issues in the home

By Angela Rocheleau One of the biggest challenges of aging at home independently is the threat of slips and falls in the home. There are...

Alzheimer’s disease and religious belief

By Micha Shalev The United States is currently experiencing the early stages of what is expected to be an epidemic of Alzheimer’s dementia. It is...

Sundowning and troubling behavior in people with dementia

By Micha Shalev Some people with Alzheimer’s disease experience confusion and agitation that escalate in the late afternoon or evening. They have trouble going to...

What is short-term rehabilitation?

By Angela Penny Short-term rehabilitation facilities provide therapy for individuals recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. Generally, those needing short-term, in-patient rehabilitation may remain...

Understanding the help you need as a caregiver

By Micha Shalev About 44 million people, roughly 19 percent of the U.S. adult population, provide unpaid care to someone who is age 50 or...